Billy Mitchell had been the first to reach a 1 million point score in Donkey Kong.
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There’s a new Donkey Kong king.
“Twin Galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of Billy Mitchell’s’ scores as well as ban him from participating in our competitive leaderboards,” Twin Galaxies said Thursday in a statement.
Mitchell had been the first million-point Donkey Kong record holder, but concerns were raised in February about whether he reached that score on an arcade machine, as required for Twin Galaxies’ leaderboards. The statement also mentioned Twin Galaxies would notify the “Guinness Book of World Records.”
The top spot now belongs to Steve Wiebe.
Mitchell, Wiebe and Guinness didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.